Today’s drive is to just north of Iskut, B.C. to stay at Mountain Shadows RV Park. It was a 4 hour drive to travel the 210.4 miles.
We called ahead and the highway was open for travel but it was snowing and there was heavy snow in the forest on either side of the highway. We saw Moose warning signs (as usual), but we saw none. We did, however, see a quick little brown fox. Don’t blink. One moment he’s on the highway looking at us the next we see his tail tip going into the bushes off the highway. But I was quick also and got him.
Because of all the low clouds, rain and snow falling we did not see much of the Cassiar Mountains at all.
Over the course of the trip our highest altitude change was up to 4,000’, we were climbing and descending many times. About 12:10 p.m. we were stopped on the highway for an “Accident Scene”
by a flagman (actually, a small First Nation’s woman). There was a Semi hauling a load and its right front tire went off the road. Very dangerous here as the roadbed is quite high and very sloped on either side. I don’t know how they summoned help because there is no cell service along this highway. There was a road crew and a huge tow truck angled across the highway trying to pull the semi back on the road. We were held up only about 20 minutes.
After that, the highway scenery opened up between the mountains to a valley about 3,776’ altitude and we began to see portions of the Coastal Range glacial peaks, and there is less snow on the ground now and none on the spruce trees.
We arrived at our RV park, with lovely green grass and some patches of melting snow. We saw some tree limbs that had been cut down along their driveway because the snow had made them droop and hang in the way of RVs coming in. In the office they told us they had lost power yesterday. We heard the sound of a chain saw on the property, so the husband was still out doing some maintenance.
After setting up, Larry got his drone out and captured some lovely shots of the mountains and the RV park from several angles. One looking towards the mountains and river, and some from the mountains looking at the park.
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We met our neighbors Steve & Carol, a California couple from near Lake Tahoe, CA. They came over after dinner to chat and we had a fun-filled evening. Hopefully, we may see more of them in our travels.